Dr Fern Riddell
Dr Fern Riddell is a cultural historian specialising in sex, suffrage and culture in the Victorian and Edwardian eras. She appears regularly on TV and radio, and hosts the well-known history podcast #NotWhatYouThoughtYouKnew, where she explores how history has made us who we are today. Fern was the Historical Consultant for the BAFTA award-winning BBC drama Ripper Street and has advised on dramas for both the BBC and ITV. As an on-screen expert, she has also appeared in documentaries for the BBC, ITV, Channel 4, Channel 5 and Sky Arts. Fern has appeared as an expert historian on Audible, Spotify, BBC Radio 3 and 4 programmes, and has written for the Guardian, Huffington Post, Times Higher Education, Telegraph, New Statesman and BBC History Magazine.